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Grid Modernization Briefing Promotes Sustainable Infrastructure

Grid Modernization Briefing Promotes Sustainable Infrastructure

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. How much would you pay for a full cellphone charge minutes before boarding a cross-country flight? Congressional staff and industry stakeholders fielded this and other questions about the value of electricity at the September grid modernization briefing hosted by NEMA, in coordination with the Grid Innovation Caucus, the GridWise Alliance, and the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation. Congressman Read more [...]
I Am MITA: Leaving Home

I Am MITA: Leaving Home

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Hans Beinke, Siemens My retirement from Siemens Healthineers this year has led me to reflect on my activities within the medical imaging industry and in particular with MITA, where I have made good memories and many friends. While I have learned much in the industry, my work with MITA has provided a different type of experience, one that has been quite rewarding and fun. My involvement provided me the Read more [...]
Electrifying the World

Electrifying the World

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tomi Motoi, GE Representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Economics and Investment Office The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP. Electricity, including networks, accounted for 37 percent of this investment,[1] serving worldwide energy Read more [...]
Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Hans Beinke, Chair, MITA Global Affairs Committee Just as MITA works with Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve regulatory and business conditions, its Global Affairs Committee (GAC) works with partners in an increasingly interconnected world to streamline regulatory procedures and strengthen members’ businesses. When threats to global business emerge or countries enact barriers Read more [...]
Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA The 2016 edition of ANSI/NEMA MW 1000, the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for the manufacture and packaging of magnet wire, was recently released. It aims to help streamline certain aspects of magnet production and testing. One revision is the adoption of the International Electrotechnical Commission Read more [...]
Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA Standards facilitate efficient and timely market access for medical imaging products. That’s why MITA develops standards—to improve products for patients. In 2013, MITA successfully lobbied Congress to enact payment differential that provides higher payment for procedures performed with devices that comply with XR 29-2013 Standard Attributes Read more [...]
 X-ray Section Spotlights Recent Successes

 X-ray Section Spotlights Recent Successes

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tony Roder, Global Regulatory Affairs Executive, GE Healthcare Recapping 2016 Accomplishments The Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography Group of the MITA X-ray Section published NEMA/MITA XR 30-2016 Quality Control Tools for Digital Projection Radiography in response to a request from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group (TG) 150 on Acceptance Testing and Quality Read more [...]
DICOM Delivers Interoperability to Cancer Informatics

DICOM Delivers Interoperability to Cancer Informatics

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. David A. Clunie, MD, PixelMed Publishing Cancer is the leading cause of death in many states. Its screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research relies on the interoperability of digital medical imaging systems. That fact is not lost on the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training, located within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One Read more [...]
Bundled Payments, Bungled Care?

Bundled Payments, Bungled Care?

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Smith, PhD, Director, Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric As financial pressures on the healthcare system rise, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private payers are experimenting with new ways to incentivize the efficient production of healthcare to reduce costs. One popular payment model is the “episode bundle,”[1] where a group of providers receives Read more [...]
Power Surges: Protect Your Home!

Power Surges: Protect Your Home!

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Pankaj Lal, Senior Offer Manager, Advanced Function Breakers & SPD, Schneider Electric Your home is your space in the world. For many, it is a lifetime investment, protected by insurance from possible damages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spends a little more than $2,700 annually on entertainment; much of that entertainment is provided by household electronics. Read more [...]